At suffolkfoodie we have·a wide range of hospitality qualifications, experience and skills. It includes working in the industry for many years, cooking, food writing and related hospitality business enterprises. We like good home-made food, are fussy about what we eat but·this doesn't mean fine dining -we are just as happy with a good stew or a burger from a street food stall.
Ruth Bolton is a passionate foodie and hospitality professional with over thirty five years experience in the catering, hospitality and service industries. Ruth is a Quality Assessor for Visit England having trained with them as a Hotel Inspector in 2007. She has also taught life skills and cookery at a Further Education level. Ruth has owned an award winning restaurant (The Chalice in Bury St Edmunds) and run her own outside event catering businesses. She occasionally pops up with her Little House of Cooking Cafe, complete with colourful caravan. She understands how difficult and expensive it can be to find help and advice when you need it. She keeps up with food trends and was ahead of her time in serving what is now known as Modern British food. She can provide advisory services to your business if you contact her here. Her relaxation pursuits include discovering more about wine and experimenting with her cocktail trolley - as Jimmy Buffet sang ... it's five o'clock somewhere; pour me another one!
Claire Frank has lived, eaten and cooked in the UK and sometimes goes to the Caribbean, but not in a 'living on a luxury yacht' kind of way. Claire has taught cookery to children in schools, to adults as an evening class, worked as a food taster for a research company, has written about food for local media and began to write the original suffolkfoodie blog long before street food was the trend it is now. Claire also has a life-threatening addiction to hot sauce and makes it in Barbuda.